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Subbed QFileIconProvider, set it to return only one icon, makes no difference

  • I have a pretty standard QFileDialog that I am using to have the user select a directory, and because I want to be able to change the icons seen, I have subclassed QFileIconProvider and am using my own function to provide the icon. Like this:

    @ subbedFileIconProvider tempIconprovider;
    QFileDialog aFileDialog;
    QString dir = aFileDialog.getExistingDirectory(0, tr("Select directory"),
    QFileDialog::ShowDirsOnly | QFileDialog::DontResolveSymlinks);@

    The subbedFileIconProvider contains an icon function, like this:

    @QIcon subbedFileIconProvider::icon(const QFileInfo &info) const
    return QIcon(":/workplace/customIcon");

    I know it's being called as I set a breakpoint there and watch it being called repeatedly. However, the file dialog looks exactly the same. No change. So what am I missing? I though I could control the icon that would be displayed on screen in the file selection dialog, but it makes no difference at all.

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    Your icon provider is not used, getExistingDirectory is a static function so you are not using the file dialog you think you are using

    Hope it helps

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